A Morning At The Circus!

A couple of weeks ago the circus came to Johnson City and we were so excited to be able to take the entire family (plus Bailey’s little friend Maelen) out to enjoy the experience!  We all had a great time watching the animals, acrobats, and other performances. 


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Oh… and the quality time spent with the family wasn’t too bad either!

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Owen’s Baptism

Saturday morning we celebrated Owen’s baptism! 





It truly was a special day for a very special little boy!


It’s Amazing…

…what a fresh haircut can do for a person!  Especially when it’s that 1st ever haircut!

It can make you look and feel like a new girl!


Or at least that’s what it did for Bailey!  Gotta love that girl!


Happy Halloween!

Each year I try to be creative yet keep things as simple (a.k.a. cheap!) as possible when it comes to Halloween costumes.  It always amazes me how expensive so many store bought costumes can be… and most of them are really poorly made. 

In the past, Bailey has dressed up as a clown and a lion, which were both a lot of fun.  This year, since we now have two children, I decided that the Halloween costumes had to coordinate!  I honestly had no idea where to start. 

So when I remembered having this brown, bear suit that friends (thanks Laura and Travis!) gave us for Owen I decided to keep it simple and dress him as a bear.


Then came the tough part… trying to figure out a coordinating costume for Bailey.  Then suddenly it hit me one day… Bailey could be Goldilocks and Owen could be Baby Bear! 

I found this sweet little dress at the local Goodwill for $2.99 and thought that it would make a perfect Goldilocks outfit.  It was sized 2T, but with Bailey being so petite I figured it would probably still fit her.  So it took a chance on the dress and took it home.


I tried the dress on Bailey to check the size and was thrilled to see that the dress was almost a perfect fit.  The one and only problem with it was the length.  You know those girls you see out places and you think to yourself that if they bent over even just a little bit you’d see everything?  Well imagine that… only shorter!  You could actually see everything while Bailey was standing! 

Fortunately, it wouldn’t take much to solve the problem… just a little bit of fabric sewn onto the bottom of the dress.  And best of all, my mom was in town and she was looking for little projects that she could do to keep herself busy.  So I put her to work!


The end result was this sweet little ensemble…


…and this even sweeter little pair!



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Have you ever seen a better looking Goldilocks or Baby Bear?  Surely not!  They are just so sweet! 

Unfortunately, thanks to some pesky shots at the pediatrician’s office Halloween morning and some very chilly weather outside Owen wasn’t able to go trick-or-treating.  Instead, he hunkered down at home with my Mom while she handed out candy.


Bailey on the other hand was good to go!  And go she did!  She had a great time visiting at the neighbors’ houses and getting her trick-or-treat on! 


Definitely another very happy Halloween!


4 Months!

Well, who would have thought it?  Owen is already 4 months old (technically he’s already 4 months and 1 week… sorry I’m so far behind on my blogging).  I truly can’t believe how quickly the time is flying by!


At his 4 month pediatrician visit Owen weighed 13 lbs. 7 oz. (10th percentile) and measured 25 1/2 inches long (60th percentile).  Although his measurements are pretty close to Bailey at 4 months, there’s a big difference in their percentiles.  I guess that’s just the difference between little boys and little girls.  Anyway, his pediatrician assured me that Owen’s doing great and that he’s perfectly healthy. 


As far as milestones are concerned, Owen has been trying out a few new things over the past couple of months. He can roll from his tummy to his back (although he doesn’t do it very often), but hasn’t quite figured out how to go in the other direction. Owen is also now sitting up in the Bumbo seat and enjoying some play time in the ExerSaucer (with a blanket helping to prop him up in the seat and another pillow/blanket propped beneath his feet).


Owen has become much more interactive over the past several weeks. He spends far less time sleeping and a while lot more time playing! He coos and jabbers all the time and everything he touches goes straight into his mouth. He’s extremely ticklish and loves playing peek-a-boo.


Owen is such a joy to be around. He is almost always laughing or smiling and has one of the best dispositions I’ve ever seen in a baby.  We are truly blessed to have this little guy in our lives!